In reply to SunnyKate2:
Fourth due today,BUTTT you tell meCHOL:):)
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In reply to WendyBartter:
Maybe this tells a story....
10.50 Mum feeding Dad really wants to get involved..Think Egg still unhatched and nothing on info,sooooo
is that glimpse of egg
The fourth egg hasn’t hatched
The fourth egg was due to hatch yesterday. By today it was clear the egg was not viable. This can be for many reasons and is quite common in all bird species. The great news is we have three healthy chicks but with a long road to maturity ahead of them.
They will be in the nest for another two months and the main factor in their continuing success will be the provision of mice and voles by the parents.
The male will do all the hunting for the first three weeks after which the female will also hunt as the chicks get bigger and need more food.
If we get windy, wet weather then the brood size may deplete which is very natural in barn owls.
Let's hope for the good weather to continue.
The picture quality is poor!
June 25, 2020lenpicktrust
Unfortunately, the quality of the picture has deteriorated somewhat over the past two weeks. This is due to a combination of spider webs fogging the camera and the recent generally dry conditions producing dust in the box. Until the chicks are a bit older we can’t enter the nest chamber to clean the lens but in about two weeks time our licensed ringers will be ringing the chicks and checking the ring numbers on the adult owls and at the same time they will clean the camera lens.
We hope this temporary poor picture won’t affect your enjoyment of our owl family.
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